Our Story

Welcome to Kalabash® - the sustainable, natural bodycare brand inspired by the joy, positivity and laidback vibe of the Caribbean. 

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Sharron Jenkins - Owner/Founder Kalabash®

Hi, I’m Sharron and I make luxurious artisan soaps and natural bodycare products that are 100% natural, plus scented soy wax candles to soothe at the end of stressful days. My desire is that you’ll sink into a world of luxurious self-care, feeling healthy, energised and empowered. 

 

I actually started out making bodycare products from my own kitchen table. My Windrush parents came to London from the island of Dominica in the 1950’s, but going back on a visit as a 9-year-old, I was completely blown away. The lush landscape and fragrant aromas arrested every one of my senses. This place was paradise. 

 

Years later I began to experiment, combining warm, tropical scents with the most sustainable, natural ingredients I could source. Having seen the glory of Dominica firsthand, I was determined to reduce my carbon footprint, work as sustainably as possible and support school-building and homeless projects back on the island after the impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017

 

I named "Kalabash" after the magnificent Calabash tree, a native and versatile evergreen which produces fragrant fresh blooms every day.

It's a beautiful reminder of what this sustainable black owned brand stands for: holistic self-care, luxury and sustainability and a tropical slice of

Caribbean beauty in your home each day. 

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KALABASH PRODUCTS ARE CRUELTY FREE, THEY CONTAIN NO ANIMAL-DERIVED INGREDIENTS, SODIUM LAURYL/LAURETH SULPHATE (SLS), PARABENS, SYNTHETIC DYES OR MINERAL OILS.  OUR SOAPS ARE PALM OIL FREE.